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TV and other paranormal events post death
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So to give a brief overview, my grandmother that acted as a mother to me and my sister for most of my childhood passed earlier last year.  

My mother (her daughter) began to experience events the following week as did I.  She walked outside where her vehicle was and the lights flashed without the remote in her hand, there are figurine salt and pepper shakers on the stove which were standing on their head several times after being reset.  The Keurig coffee maker turned on for no reason and turned on for me the second she returned home.  I was talking with her and the dishwasher turned on and nobody was near the buttons, when I asked my mother if she turned it on she advised she hadn't even added soap yet.  

This activity all stopped for a long time but recently we lost a pet in the house that my mother loved dearly.  Shortly afterwards, an old (10 or so years) Polaroid television began to turn on by its own in an upstairs room (remote has one battery in it and this has never happened in all the years we lived there).  After this, the television would randomly be on if we checked on it.  I decided to move the television downstairs to debunk interference from the room.  When I moved the television, it began to turn itself on and off randomly and sometimes would turn on and stay on but the screen would turn completely white and even appear as though blurred letters were hidden on the screen.  It would always turn on to channel 105.  The most notable was a week ago when it began to turn on and off repeatedly the entire time my mother was on the phone with my sister.  It all stopped after the phone call ended.  

I have ordered a Mel Meter to see if I can pick up anything.  The events haven't lasted long enough to capture EVP.  I wish I had an SLS cam but those are $400 or so.   

What is everyone's thoughts?  Any suggestions to confirm or solidify what is going on?  I'd like to think the TV has a glitch but Ive ruled out most theories.
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#2
Weak battery in the remote, bad resister, power fluctuation, defective sensor, and on an on.
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#3
I see no reason why a pet passing would cause a television to behave strangely.  Personally, as a Christian, I don’t believe animals have souls.  That isn’t a dis on animals, mind you, as angels don’t have souls, either.  That little slight is what pissed Lucifer off in the first place.  Still, without a soul, a dog or cat or goldfish wouldn’t be able to come back as a ‘ghost.’  Even if it could, why would it mess with yr television?


It seems much more likely to be a result of an old and failing piece of electronics.  Screens go bad over time, computer chips malfunction, wires fray… my television used to periodically turn on, of its own accord, until my father told me to replace the batteries.  So yeah, sounds like it’s just time to get a new TV.

Unless the loved animal friend happened to be a ferret.  If a ferret had a soul and came back as a ghost, it would totally mess with yr TV remote, just to screw with you…

As to the earlier events, those are a bit more complicated and… honestly… you haven’t provided enough information to make an accurate account of what happened.  The coffee maker turned on for no reason?  The last coffee maker I had… and this is well over 15 years ago… had options to automatically brew at a certain time.  Maybe someone changed the settings without telling you.  I once got freaked out because my car alarm went off when I was 10’ away and not holding my key fob, only to realize that it was in my pocket and I was clutching a grocery bag to that side of my coat. 

Now, supposing this is true paranormal activity… the spirit of yr grandmother attempting to communicate with yr mother.  I can make a case both for it and against it.  However, it would require assumptions about yr family life that I’m not comfortable making without yr assent.  So, let me know if you want me to go that route.

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#4
That's cold, Mika. Animals don't have souls? I would argue that we are living beings that are subject to development from the same evolutionary progress and other animals on the planet. We, ourselves, are animals. Thus, we don't have souls?

I know this is a bit beyond the point, but everything subject to evolution is essentially cut from the same cloth. Differences in adversity being what made us what we are, as opposed to other animals. So, if we have souls, then they have souls. Many great thinkers (the greatest perhaps) believe that everything has a soul. Hell, even rocks have souls, but those souls exist on a very fundamental level. Does that mean that rock would go to heaven? No. Of course not, but I don't think there is any logical basis in the claim that animals, other than humans, don't have souls.

That being said, don't get excited, because it is probably just a tv or electrical glitch. Sorry bud. Assuming animals have souls, I think some of the beings that would never have unfinished business to come back would be them. They love unconditionally, and when they go, there are never any regrets. There's something I believe.
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#5
K-Ra!  Yr back!!!

*Runs over and hugs him, then pretends not to have done any such thing and looks down, intensely considering her shoes.*

I’m gonna rant for a minute, but honestly, it’s for context.  Also, please take note of my use of pronouns and adjectives, as words have meaning and I choose mine carefully.

If anyone who knows me in ‘offline’ life heard someone call me cold, relating to animals at least, they would laugh themselves silly.  I feed the neighborhood squirrels by hand, meaning they have come to know and trust me enough to take the nuts and seeds directly out of my hand.  I keep a separate Tupperware container in my fridge for my food waste, the old granola and apple cores and stale bread, so I can take it out to the woods and share it with my woodland friends. 

Oh, and I’ve bin vegan for more years of my life than not.  There’s also that.  So, if anyone out there thinks animals have souls and still eat bacon… well, that’s kinda f’d up when you think about it.  It might be time to consider re-calibrating yr moral compass.

*End of rant*

My apologies, particularly for that vegan bit.  For my part, and I speak only for myself, I do not consider it immoral to eat dead animals.  It’s simply not something I personally feel the need to do.  And remember, all of this is for context. 

On to the point.  I love animals.  I respect them, admire them, consider them pure.  And, here’s the thing… humans are not pure.

Other animals don’t beat or molest their kids.  They don’t hate on other animals based on fur color.  I guarantee you, you’ll never read a news story about a squirrel who went on a killing spree because he couldn’t get laid.

Humans, on the other hand… they sometimes do those things.

Now, most everything I post… including the one in this thread…  comes with the disclaimer that I identify as a (non-denominational) Christian.  As such, I believe ‘free will’ is a unique gift/curse given to humans from our Goddess above.  And that is the crux. 

Of all the species on the planet, only humans have the capacity to act counter to their interests.  That is the difference between humans and other animals. Therein lies free willTherein lies the soul.    

That is my logical basis, K-Ra.

Now, I luvs you, you’re super cools and all.  However, you do realize that, while I acknowledge evolution, it isn’t the sum total of what I believe. The ‘Grand Inquisitor’ and the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and the ‘Leap of Faith…’… yr an educated guy, I’m not gonna start name dropping now, you know these phrases… those concepts all played an integral role in the evolution of my sense of Christianity and my views on humanity.  Darwinism is just one influence among many.

Simply put… to my mind... you can’t explain everything through evolution. 

Am I saying other animals don’t have some sort of spirit?  Absolutely not.  Am I saying that they can’t make independent choices?  Search Youtube for ‘gay penguins’ and tell me birds can’t be whoever the f’ they want to be.  At the same time, words have meanings and the word ‘soul,’ to a Christian, has meaning.  It’s an expression of our frailty, our faults, but also our capacity to grow.

Of all the creatures our Goddess has created, only humans have the capacity to strive to be better.  Lions can’t work on being better lions.  They can’t even be bad at being lions.  They just are what they are.  Humans, on the other hand, can make the attempt to be better humans.  They can be kinder, more forgiving, less hatefull…  they can try to fix all their failings and to be someone better.

Therein lies the soul.  Therein lies the difference between humans and other animals.  Other animals are just fine the way they are.  But humans?  We got some work to do...



 
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#6
Hey, the gang's all back! [Hi fives with Mika and slaps Kae on the back]. I've got some alternative thoughts on animals and souls from an Eastern perspective. But I'm going to mull over a few points for a while before I add my few cents' worth. Besides, Mika has to catch her breath before she goes on another rant. Love your fire, you go girl! ❤️

The Polaroid TV could be susceptible to signals from outside the house. Like a neighbour's remote for their garage door. Try swapping with another (newer) TV and plug that in to see if it behaves the same way. Then plug in this TV in the other room. This way, you can determine if it's the old TV or some electrical wiring at fault. It still might be a good idea to get an electrician to check the wiring in the whole place, including the kitchen or where the dishwasher and coffee maker are located.

Was there anything particularly significant about Channel 105? ?
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#7
(02-08-2019, 08:28 AM)Jadeite Wrote: Hey, the gang's all back! [Hi fives with Mika and slaps Kae on the back]. I've got some alternative thoughts on animals and souls from an Eastern perspective. But I'm going to mull over a few points for a while before I add my few cents' worth. Besides, Mika has to catch her breath before she goes on another rant. Love your fire, you go girl! ❤️

The Polaroid TV could be susceptible to signals from outside the house. Like a neighbour's remote for their garage door. Try swapping with another (newer) TV and plug that in to see if it behaves the same way. Then plug in this TV in the other room. This way, you can determine if it's the old TV or some electrical wiring at fault. It still might be a good idea to get an electrician to check the wiring in the whole place, including the kitchen or where the dishwasher and coffee maker are located.

Was there anything particularly significant about Channel 105? ?

Or just google polaroid tv shuts off on its own ...
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